Top 7 Places To See Bonfire Night Fireworks In Cornwall 2017

The 5th of November is almost upon us and for those of us that love the smell of gunpowder and the taste of toffee apples, it’s a very exciting time! Unfortunately, the list of firework displays in Cornwall is dwindling due to overzealous health and safety fears. To make sure everyone gets to stuff their face with toffee & lovely bonfire smoke, I thought I’d create this list for those of us (like me) who’s villages have cancelled their usual displays.

Erreeeeee’s the roundup of where to see the best bonfire night fireworks in Cornwall!

Truro, Tremorvah Fields (3rd November)

Fireworks in Truro, Cornwall for bonfire night

This event has proven so popular that it’s now in its 10th year! This year there will be a bigger fireworks display than ever before, including a huge bonfire. The usual food and drink stands, sparklers, snacks and glowsticks!

Money taken from tickets will go towards the Cornwall air Ambulance and Penhaligon’s Friends. The party starts at 5pm, the fire is lit at 5.45 and the fireworks kick off at 6.45pm. No sparklers allowed for safety reasons!

Tickets are £3 for adults, £1 for children

Malpas, Heron Inn (4th November)

Also on the 4th, the Heron Inn is hosting a fireworks display overlooking the river Fal. Hundreds of people attended last year so this year is set to be a blast (har har). Fireworks will be set off on a pontoon in the river where they  reflect spectacularly on the water. A hog roast IS being served from 5pm as well as pasties and delicious mulled cider! Fireworks start at 6.30pm and you don’t need tickets.

Pool, Heartlands (5th November)

Heartlands firework display

This display was pretty spectacular last year, and this year it looks like it’ll get even better. Although only it’s 6th year, this display has been incredibly popular, with 8,000 people attending last year. There will be live music and lots of delicious food and drinks stands!

The idea was always to keep the display free, but money for the stewards, infrastructure and safety equipment needed means donations are very welcome!

The event starts at 6pm. (parking charges may apply)

Bodmin, Priory Park (5th November)

Bodmin is putting on probably the most spectacular bonfire display, especially for sci-fi and music lovers. your efforts should be This huge firework display accompanied by some of your favourite sci-fi music. It’s the biggest display in Cornwall and there will also be fairground rides and food stalls to make sure you feel sufficiently car sick on your schelpp back home. No sparklers allowed for safety reasons.

You can get tickets in advance for just £3.50 for adults and children £2, otherwise they’re a bit more expensive at £5 and £3 on the door. The gates open at 6pm and fireworks start at 7.30.

Just in case you’ve forgotten how awesome fireworks to sci-fi music are, here’s one from Disneyland to remind you…


Penzance, Rotary Club (5th November)

The famous local Golowan Band are providing live entertainment at the Magpies Football Ground whilst a “fantastic bbq” is served up to guests. Doors open at 6.30pm and the professional fireworks display start at 7.30 pm.

Porth, Newquay, The Mermaid Inn (5th November)

Fireworks on Porth beach in Newquay

In true Cornish style, head down to see fireworks on the beach in Newquay. There’s tasty food available from the Mermaid Inn and you can even bring your own sparklers! Doors open from 6-9pm.


Plymouth Hoe (5th November)

Fireworks over Plymouth Harbour

If you’re up near the border, head over to Plymouth Hoe around 7.oopm for a huge bonfire and a great view of the fireworks being let off from the Royal Citadel at 8pm. Fairground rides and food stalls open at 4pm and there will be a variety of music and entertainment.

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